Code: Bot_587/2012_IMG8296

Habitat: South inclined mountain slope, mostly broadleaf forest with individual Picea abies, calcareous ground, quite humid and warm place, partly in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 495 m (1.600 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Place: Bovec basin, at the foot of Mt. Čukla, near the trail from Mala vas to Ravni laz place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Substratum: Dead, thick, broken-off branch of Corylus avellana, hanging, not on ground.

Comments: Growing in a group of many basidiocarps, pileus diameter up to 13 cm (5 inch), sterile surface of caps velutinate, indistinctively zonate, whitish with pale ochre bands (oac893), pore surface whitish-beige (oac807), tube layer concolorous with pore surface, context white (oac900); SP white.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5

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-65% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) A.Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l., Fungi Europaei, Vol. 10., Edizioni Candusso (2005), p 314.
(2) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 1, Ulmer (2000), p 542.
(3) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 318.
(4) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 312.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth, cylindrical, some slightly allantoid. Dimensions: 5.7 (SD = 0.4) x 2.6 (SD = 0.2) micr., Q = 2.24 (SD = 0.19), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. Congo red.
Based on chemical features: Smell distinctive mushroomy, pleasant.
83% (3)
Recognized by sight: Gills all the way to the cap margin (without a poroid zone), zonate and hairy cap surface

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misled by size
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2012-02-16 12:04:05 PST (-0800)

Thank you Irene and Paul. My mistake. Also spore dimensions fit better now. I was misled because I’ve never seen such large, massive and numerous pilei of Lenzites betulina.

Not Daedalioid enough
By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-02-16 10:11:56 PST (-0800)

and not thick enough for D. quercina.